|Museum of Korean Buddhist Art (한국미술박물관)|
The Museum of Korean Buddhist Art consists of the temple museums in Wonseo-dong and Changsin-dong, in Jongro-gu in Seoul. They are specialized Buddhist art museums with about 6,000 relics related to Buddhism including statues, paintings, ceramics, and folk crafts. Some of them are national cultural assets: Treasure No. 1204 is Uigyeomdeungpilsuwolgwaneumdo and Treasure No. 1210 is Cheongnyangsangwaebultaeng. The museum in Changsin-dong has on exhibit the Daeungjeon Sinjungdo, a cultural asset of Seoul City. The museum was established to promote not only Buddhist art but also other genres and traditional art forms.
|Exhibition Hall Information|
|*Main Exhibition Hall - The Main Exhibition Hall displays the Korean Buddhist arts in a 2-story building divided into 3 separate exhibition rooms. 17th and 18th Century Buddhist statues and craftworks add up to a total of over 60 relics for viewing. The 2nd floor serves as a Sculpture Hall, where visitors can sit on a wooden bench to take in the beautiful scenery of Changdeokgung Palace.
Exhibition Hall 1
- The 1st floor of Exhibition Hall 1 serves as the main temple, creating a spiritual ambiance full of Buddhist statues, sculptures, and craftworks.
Exhibition Hall 2
- Exhibition Hall 2 is located on the 2nd floor displaying Buddhist paintings including the skilled Buddhist arts of the Joseon Dynasty.
Exhibition Hall 3
- Exhibition Hall 3 is also located on the 2nd floor. Buddhist sculptures are on display in this room, where images of Buddha exhibit the desires of the afterlife, along with Buddhist sculptures characteristic to Korea.
A special exhibition and outdoor exhibition are also available.
|Admission / Participation Fees|
|Individual Admission Fees - Adults 5,000 won / Students 3,000 won (Elementary, Middle, and High School students over 4 years old)
Groups – Adults 4,000 won / Students 2,000 won (Elementary, Middle, and High School students over 4 years old)
※Groups must consist of 10 or more people
|Available(Up to 30 cars)|
|Subway line 3, Anguk station, Exit #2. Take village bus #1 and get off at Lucky Laundry. Or from exit #3, it takes 7 mins by walk.|
|www.emuseum.go.kr (Korean, English)|